former nuclear scientist
I'm not a big Sarah Silverman fan. Her gross-out comedy is just not my cup of tea. But her memoir is honest and frank, and you can tell from it that she is a genuinely kind person who has made a lot of mistakes that she regrets during a time that she maybe didn't like herself that much. As a woman, I can really identify with that. In addition, she has been in comedy for a long time, so her memories are an interesting glimpse into the comedy scene in the 90s.
It was sweet
You could definitely feel her emotion when she told stories of her past.
This question is dumb.
I am still not a fan of Sarah Silverman's comedy (except for the Matt Damon song), but I am now sort of fond of her as a human being.
Yes i felt that sarah silvermans comedy style was absent from this audio book. I was hoping for outlandish comedy, and all I got was a semi-interesting story. I would have liked more of her inappropriate humor in this book.
Perhaps given more freedom?, overall I was just underwhelmed by the performance and the book
I think the story, while interesting was just lacking that special quality that great book have. I just found myself not caring much.
Love Sarah silverman her comedy, stand up, shows, jesus is magic. This book. Was disappointing though.
This book honestly seemed mostly like an apology letter to all the people Sarah has offended over the years rather than a memoir. I was hoping for some laugh out loud moments, but instead I sort of feel sorry for her. Maybe that was the goal? I think it was well written, it's just not what I was expecting. I DID like that Sarah herself read the book and that she did her own Forward and 'Midward'. That was pretty funny.
Sarah Silverman starts out (post-foreword) with some funny tidbits and interesting stories from her life. However, as the book drones on and on, she seems to resort to filling space by giving what seem to be minute by minute updates of her shows writers. If you'd like to actually enjoy this audiobook, find the abridged version.
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Not a big Silverman fan as I think she is more annoying than funny but I love listening to comedy audiobooks and I love biographies and I thought this had a nice mix of both. A good listen and Silverman does a nice job as the narrator too.
Obscene. Inspirational. Hilarious.
Sarah Silverman makes a lot of poop and fart jokes, but simultaneously has an important political and feminist message. Her jokes are carefully constructed and have a point--usually an eloquent and incisively observant social point. This book fully cemented my admiration and appreciation for her.
Sarah Silverman has unique delivery and vocal inflections that add nuance to her already funny writing.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
As always, Sarah is raw, interesting, and funny. This is a great listen. If you like her humor which you should because she is hilarious, you will enjoy this book.
Loved her stories and behind the scenes commentary.
Disliked how she read the book. You could tell she was reading off the pages vs speaking to us as if she's telling us the stories genuinely.
Also disliked the random music that would play at the end of some of the chapters. It made it feel like it was the book's audible ending music each time.
favorite comedian ... she is just herself and refreshing and smart... love her way of making me laugh...